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from american tax collectors. it's the stuff of countless spy novels but senators say it it's all too real. $12 billion hidden away in suisse bank accounts, none of it taxed. top creditors of credit suisse accused of helping u.s. customers evade taxes in hidden accounts and overseas shell companies. brady doingen was contrite. >> credit suisse management team regrets deeply despite the industry leading measures we put in place we had suisse bank private bankers who appear to have violated u.s. law. >> doingen blamed a small group, and whoever is to blame, their methods were cloak and dagger. bank statements were slipped into a copy of "sports illustrated" and handed to a client. and in in an airport where clients never had to leave airport ground. after each transaction account statements were immediately shredded. it was all done without filing any u.s. tax. >> the jigs is up. >> senators want client names, but creditors say they're squeezed between u.s. and suisse law. >> you think you're going to be convicted in a suisse court. is the suisse government going to prosecute you if you
suisse today after a senate board accused the bank for helping americans evade millions in taxes. helping hide as as it is from the government. so far the government has learned of 228 account holders. credit suisse agreed to pay a fine for violating u.s. securities laws. mike viqueira on capitol hill, there were sharp exchanges in that senate banking sub committee hearing room today. >> reporter: you're absolutely right because that investigative committee of the united states senate spent a lot of years looking into the swiss banks, sending billions of dollars into secret accounts to try to aprovide paying taxes here in u.s. it appears certain suisse bankers have nothing--james bond has nothing on suisse bankers. >> reporter: it's the stuff of countless spy novels by some senators say it's all too real. as much as $12 billion hidden away in suisse bank accounts. all secret, none of it legal, none of it taxed. top officials of credit suisse, called before a senate panel accused in a congressional report of helping 19,000 u.s. customers evade taxes through hidden accounts and ov
to cut taxes to workers who don't have children. >> let's make this a year of action. >> reporter: following his state of the union, president obama is taking action with his 2015 budget, the people who would benefit low wage workers. for years it has only been workers with children who benefited from the earned income tax credit. under the president's proposal that tax break would expand to those without children. he wants to double a childless worker's tax credit to about $1,000 a year, to offset the cost of the new tax break, the president is proposing an end to an old tax break to the wealthy. that move is projected to garner some $60 billion over ten years. the president is also proposing full-time workers with kids get a bigger tax credit to cover child care costs. he wants to make preschool available for all four year olds. and the tax credit for college tuition, he wants to make that permanent. and proposing funding to upgrade aging highway systems across the country. the plan is expected to help 13.5 million americans. erika pitzi, al jazeera. >>> comes up on al jazeera a
banks in particularly. american tax cheats spent million. >> a report if a senate investigative committee, leers in the making. if you go through the pages james bond has nothing on the swiss banks. some senators say it's too real. as much as $12 billion hidden away. secret and none taxed >> top officials of credit swiss called before a senate panel accused of helping 19,000 u.s. customers evade taxes. in testimony their c.e.o. was contrite. >> the management team regrets despite the leading industry compliant members, we had swiss bank private bankers who may have convened american law. >> he blamed is small group. their methods from cloak and dagger. bank statements were slipped into the pages of sports illustrated, a client where they never left grounds, a remote controlled elevato with no but jobles. and after each traction account statements shredded. >> the jig is up. >> senators want client names. bank officials say they are squeezed. >> do you think you'll be convicted in a swiss court. will the swiss government convict you if you comply with the laws. will you be prosec
kind of world war ii camp. allen with al jazeera, north idaho. >>> a tax break for more than 13 million americans, president obama set to unveil the new budget this morning and tell you who will benefit the most if that proposal makes it through congress. plus you might call it thc-tv, marijuana commercials could be coming to a television society near you and life gave them lemons and they made lemonade and going to school. >>> if you think durant is the mbp lebron says not so fast and we will talk about the record in south beach. ♪ welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy, israel's prime minister is pushing back against u.s. diplomacy in the middle east and met with president obama on monday and discussed a framework for reaching a pack with the palestinian and netanyahu had frustration for, syria and iran and to have compromise israel must be secure and netanyahu will deliver the keynote speech to the american, israel publish affairs and apac is the largest and pro-israel lobbying group in the u.s. and as you can see libby casey is joining us from washington and good mor
expand the earned income tax credit for low income workers. to raise revenue it would kill a carry from tax loophole, lowering taxes for private equity managers. it calls for a $56 billion increase in spending from this year. >> well, we are looking at some rain showers down the south, and we had beautiful weather across the north-east. what we are concerned about is the cold air that is filtering through canada, coming in through the northern planes. it will be a change for many people. what we are seeing is here there's a line of precip, and to the north of that line, that is where the cold air will be a problem. take minneapolis as an example of the the temperatures will go down. that's not factoring the windchill. monday 13 degrees, tuesday 6. later in the week we go down to two. as a high temperature, overnight lows at minus 7. factoring the windchill it's more like 15 degrees. across the north-west we see rain showers. they are tapering off tonight and this morning. as we go through the rest of the day we'll pick up more showers. we don't expect them to d too heavy. we expect bett
brewer's decision on the veto. >>> a new investigation reveals shady business dealings to hide tax dollars. >>> a whole lot of new worlds, nasa scientists, more than 700 new planets are discovered. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. a lot to cover this half hour including trapped. tens of thousands of syrian refugees, seeking to get food and shelter. >>> hiding billions from the irs. >>> now the corvette sinkhole on display for all to see. >>> ukraine's transitional government faces a vote in the parliament tomorrow. it comes less than a week since viktor yanukovych was forced from office. warning against a military intervention in kook. u.s. is ready to offer ukraine a billion dollar alone. >>> in depth review of sexual assault in the military. the pentagon has said, 600 people have been disqualified from positions of drill sergeants, recruiters or sexual assault. >> arizona governor jan brewer has just vetoed a controversial gay rights bill. that measure would have allowed business owners to have refused to serve gays on religious grounds. s
. >> lawmakers want to know how some of the wealthy americans can hide billions from the tax man. >> i'm john henry smith, a son knocks off his dad's old team. >> we'll share messages from our imprisoned colleagues. before we go to break, we want to share a letter peter wrote from prison. >> we have been doing what every journalist would, recording and trying to make sense of the events with fairness and balance. when the egyptian government declared the muslim brotherhood to be a terrorist organisation, it knocked the wind out of them. talking to them became on act of treason, however >> a live look at the statue of liberty in new york. the new york harbour, a clear but chilly quay. >> the top stories - the army disqualified 588 soldiers from positions of trust. after a major probe into sexual all the. investigate juniors sifted through records of 20,000 military members. it's unclear if the soldiers were kicked out of the military or assigned to new positions. >> members of an armed pro-rush amilitia has taken over some buildings in crimea. they are flying an american flag. it comes as ukra
* america, immaterial alshon siegenthaler and we have a lot to cover this half hour, including tax numbers make it official. legalized marijuana is a big money maker for colorado. a big problem for bit coin, one of the virtual currency's largest exchange practically disappears. and 50 years ago the fight that shocked the world. cascassius clay versus sunny his tonight anhistonight and the che after. a warn to go after began stan, the president today order u.s. military toy begin planning to take all of its troops out of afghanistan by the end of the year. it's the latest to the response by hamid ca karzai to sign an agreement. officials say so the boko haram group was behind an attack on a school that left at least 59 people dead. police say the boys and girls ages 11 and 18 were separated by attackers. the girls were told to go home. the boys butchered, boko haram has been declared a terrorist organization by both nigeria and the united states. ukraine's parliament has delayed until thursday the formation of a new government that was supposed to happen today until there is a new governmen
credit suisse facing acquisitions of helping americans evade their taxes. >>> we begin with a divided ukraine, protesters are in the streets of the country's east where many there favor ties with russia, while in kiev they are picking a new cabinet. the riot police have now been disbanned, but the country teters on the merge of economic collapse. jennifer glasse is live from kiev. >> this city is 90% russian, it has been russian based since the 18th century, and still is. the people here very unhappy with development in kiev. so you feel left out? you feel like they didn't ask you? >> yeah, yeah, they just follow they -- they direction. we are staying aside, yeah. but now we will fight. >> reporter: and they are really unhappy about the fact that kiev made ukrainian the official language just a couple of days ago. 90% of the people here speak russian, many are ethnic russians. so very, very angry about what is happening in kiev. they appointed their own mayor he is not a ukrainian citizen at all, he is russian. they say we are going to find our own path. >> reporter: and a big problem
is about choices as a country we have to make a decision, if we are going to protect tax breaks or if we are going to make smart investments to create jobs and grow our economy. coming up, one day after a global drop stocks are up. big time. communities who have been waiting for help. ukraine are easing is that really what happened here? the dow soaring 227 points. it is the best one day gain for the blue chips this year, and the s&p 500 finishes at a record high as well. joining me now, is a managing partner at chatwood fund, you are in dallas, aren't you? right there in dallas. good to see you. why did the stocks take off today everyone keeps telling me it is because of lower tensions in the ukraine, do you buy it? how do you measure it, you form a that is sis. remember, this has been going on for weeks i think the reality is when we look at the situation, here is what we realize, a, most of america is not going to be materially impacted by this conflict. as horrible as it is, yeah, we won't see the harm here. now, will there be disruptions, the major disruptions we see will be most li
and education. the earned income tax credit for low wage workers, and a tax loophole that significantly lowers taxes for managers. and it calls for a $66 billion increase in spending this year. >>> and the political midterms this year, expected soon in texas, the polls closed at the top of the hour, and there has been pressure in the state to get the vote out. most of the national attention, on the governor's race, heidi castro is there with more. how is the turnout today? >> with the polls close to an hour ago, we have the early voting numbers to share with you, looking at 6-8% across the state, which is higher than when texans turned out to an urban primary. most of this can be attributed to the wendy davis campaign. she's scene as the best hope for governor in 20 years. early returns from the primary show that she's well on her way to winning. however, in november, this will be a much different story. that's when davis will face-off with her highly favored republican proponent, attorney general, greg abbot. he's currently at 11 points ahead of her in the polls, and i think it's safe to say
they knew nothing about people using swiss banks to dodge taxes. the hearing coming a day after a senate report that said that americans were hiding as much as $12 million in swiss banks. >> and now the jig is up, you say you can't cooperate because of swiss secrecy laws. those laws don't apply in the united states. you are operating in the united states. >> the bank admits some past misconduct by employees but the executive new nothing about it. >>> georgia debating whether to allow discrimination of gays based on religious beliefs. robert there is a delay in the proceedings, do we know why? >> reporter: indeed. they were supposed to meet in the state capitol this morning. they said they were going to have some provisions to the bill. perhaps they weren't ready to speak about the bill. maybe it's pub back from businesses or maybe it's the outrage they are seeing in arizona. but the bill basically says -- it allows any individual or for-profit company who believe that homosexuality is a sin, to openly discriminate against them by denying them employment or banning them from restaurants o
. the ceo of credit suisse is firing back hel at helping wealy americans to dodge taxes. they said they kept those activities from the bank management. senators accusing the bank of cloak and dagger tactics so customers can evade the irs. >> these illicit banking practices belong in a spy novel not at one of the world's top banks. >> we now know the impact that have big data breach at target. the profits fell 46% in the fourth quarter and saw a significant decline after the breach was uncovered in december. but shares are higher after customers said they are now going back to the store suggesting the breach may not be as a bad as some feared. >>> federal prosecutors in manhattan looking into the failed bitcoin exchange, investigators want the nature of the of the attacks. bloomberg reporting that the fbi is investigating and the collapse is calling many to consider regulating bitcoin. >>> nine years ago new orleans looked like this, hurricane katrina exposing a failing infrastructure, and a levy system that could not contain the floodwaters. now the new 350-mile levy system is already having
parliament and prime minister. they would like more of the tax revenues to stay here and not go to kiev, have more control over their own destiny. they dismissed everybody appointed by kiev and appoint their own people, the new mayor is actually a russian citizen. the new leader here is actually russian, as well. i think we're going to see a lot more russian influence here. they're going to resist any direction from kiev. >> jennifer glasse, thank you very much. viktor yanukovych also calling those protestors who overthrew him fascists, denying allegations that he was the one who ordered police to shoot at them. nick, what has been the reaction from people still gathered in independence square? >> del, if you walk through that square and talk to people, they are not talking about viktor yanukovych. they are talking about the people who died to depose him. over the last hour, there's been somber music coming from funerals that are still happening one week after yanukovych fled, some 80 people died fighting police who these protestors believe were acting on the orders of president yanukovych. v
parliament and prime minister. i asked what more do they want? interestingly they said taxes. a lot of the tax gas to ukraine proper. they want to see better roads, schools, everything that we see elsewhere in the world, better autonomy. i haven't heard the word secession heard yet but they would like to be as close to russia as they always been. this has been a part of ukraine since 1954, and they really feel that russia is their closest ally. >> the crimeans worried about pocketbook issues. thank you. >>> in washington secretar secrf state john kerry urged all parties not to inflame the situation. >> we urge all parties, that includes the new interim technical government, rightists, oppositionists, others, anybody in the streets that are arm, we urge all parties to avoid all steps that could be misinterpreted or lead to miscalculation or do anything to work, to bring peace and stability, and peaceful transition within the governing process of ukraine. >> the white house is also keeping a close eye on the situation in ukraine. >> we're not going to speculate about what we might do
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to temporarily take command of all national forces, the interior ministry, the armed forces, the navy, tax and border control, all commanders should take orders from me only. those who disagree, please resign. >> reporter: that scares crimea's minority population many of their san antonio cesc tourses were deported by stalin. >> it's the in i wa first time e lived under such conditions they ever taken over military bases and civil institutions that's why crimean society is filled with fear, people are afraid of everything. >> reporter: 400 miles north in the second steer, car can khary drapped pro government supporters from the city hall. much of the population opposed the take over the government in kiev. and in kiev. former opposition leader now presidential candidate vitale klischko appealed for calm. >> translator: i edge everybody no provocations, no calls for accept tim. no violence, no anarchy, legal and democratic authorities are formed in ukraine now, all that love their country have to show their patriotism and unity. >> reporter: at a military airport a possible worrying sign o
effen october, and he wants to take away a tax break that is currently enjoyed by hedge fund managers. so it's a very traditionalcally democratic budget. >> we heard a lot of talk that the budget is dead on arrival. how frustrating is this process of passing a budget? >> you know, first of all, budgets have been largely dead on arrival for five years. this is becoming the norm. but back before the last five years under normal circumstances the president submits a proposal in february. congress then develops it's own versions, and they compromise and a budget is passed by april 15th. now we have more or less extended one budget now for five years. it's been five years since the president signed a brand new budget bill into law. so the problem here, of course, is a budget is supposed to reflect the priorities of the government of the day. and we're dealing with a budget that was set right before you know, during a recession. it's just not sensible. but this is how washington works. >> absolutely. ali, what are you looking for at the big program. >> the fact that businesses had to take o
of the version designed for the marine corps. those are just some of the problems in a program now costing tax payers $92 billion over its lifetime, 70% more than originally projected. and not a single jet is ready to go into combat. one day the pentagon says it will buy more than 2400 f-35s to serve the entire military, but in next year's budget it is only going to purchase 34 of them for testing and basic missions. why so few? constructionally mandated budget cuts. every program has to be trimmed to save money. >> the reality of reduced resources and a challenging and changing strategic environment requires us to prioritize and make difficult choices. some of those choices we must make now. >> reporter: despite the many problems and the cost overruns the military has no plans to scrap the f-35. it argues current fighter jets are obsolete, and china and russia are developing fighters that can outfly the jet. rosiland jordan, al jazeera, washington. >>> coming up on al jazeera america, it has been almost a year now since pope francis has become pontiff. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america.
the stealth painting melts off. those are just some of the problems in a program now costing tax pairs $392 billion over its life 250i78. that's 70% more than originally projected. and while pilots are conducting test flights, not a single yet is ready to go into combat. one day the pentagon says it will buy more than 2400 why so few? budget cuts. every program has to be trimmed to save money. >> the reality of reduced resources and a challenging and changing strategic environment requires us to prioritize and make difficult choices. some of those choices we must make now. >> reporter: despite the many problems and the cost overruns, the military has no plans to scrap the f-35. it argues current fighter jets are on sol bleat, and china and russia are developing fighters that will out fly and outgun the american fleet. rosiland jordan, al jazeera, washington. >>> and we are following breaking news coming out of ukraine right now. we're going to go to nick schifrin who is there. there is a developing situation outside of a cafe that involves a un enjoy. nick what are you seeing and hearing? >
house republicans will unveil plans for a tax plan already declared dead on arrival. the kentucky republican said he sees no hopes for major tax overhaul this year. he blames democrats, who he says wants to recognize $1 trillion in revenue. he said changes in the tax code should make the company more competitive, not raise more money for the government. >> looking at the weather front, the west could be seeing rain today. >> definitely changes on the way. that is not the case unfortunately here across the upper midwest where the cold air is locked in place, so our cold weather woes continue with a wind chill warning in place across the u.p. of michigan where it could get 40 below zero in the overnight hours. today, we have high pressure that continues to build in, drawing down that arctic air mass into the southern plains and spreading to the east. here in texas, temperatures at much as 20 degrees colder than this time yesterday, so in addition to the rain and thunderstorm activity, we're seeing along the gulf coast further inland, we are seeing patchy, in land rain for slick road
national forces. the interior ministry, the armed forces, the navy, tax and border control, all commanders should take orders from me only. those who disagree, please resign. >> reporter: that scares crimea's minority population. many of their ancestors were deported by stalin in 1944. >> it's i the first time in modn history that we have lived under search be cans, they have taken over military bases and civil institutions that's why crimean society is in fear. >> reporter: pro russian demonstrators dragged government supporters from city hauled and raised the russian flag there. much of the population opposed the take over of the government in kiev last week. in key he feel. former opposition leader now presidential candidate vitale klischko appealed for calm. >> translator: i urge everybody, no provocations, no calls for accept rah tim. no violence, no an aircraft, legal and december craig authorities are formed in ukraine now. all who love their country and responsibility and citizen conscience have to show their unity. >> reporter: at a military airport a possible worrying sign of thi
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. her brother was in office for many years. the opposition is saying it wants to get rid of the taxing regime. the supporters promised not to allow that to happen. the problem is potential for a vie leapt show down. >> still to come, going the distance t pakistani protests are walking in the name of missing relatives. >> cuban's new billion dollar port and taking business away from the neighbors. >> the man in the mask turns the heat. their stories. we are not meant to be your first choice for entertainment. >> these protestors have decided >> these protestor have decidedd >> these people have chased a president from power, they've torn down a state... >> what's clear is that people don't just need protection, they need assistance. >> heavily armed, combat tactics >> every little podunk wants their tank and their bazooka... >> with s.w.a.t. raids on the rise... >> when it goes wrong, it goes extremely wrong... >> what's the price for militarizing our police >> they killed evan dead >> faul lines, al jazeera america's hard hitting... >> there blocking the door... >> ground breaking... >
from beijing, 33 people killed, more than within hundred injured when up to 10 mena taxed commuters at random. al jazerra's rob mcbride has more. >> reporter: as police continue looking for anyone else connected with at tack, people in china have been coming to terms with the scale and horror of the assault. according to eyewitnesses the dang started attacking passengers at random with knives, sending crowds fleeing in panic. >> translator: when i came here i felt that something was wrong i followed everyone and ran to that side. the attackers were stabbing whomever they saw. >> reporter: thousands of internet users have been expressing their outrage on social media and up loading images of security around the station in the aftermath of the attack. the authorities have promised a swift response with the country's president saying those responsible will be brought to justice. the attack comes at a sensitive time in china, in the run up to the country's national people's congress gathering in beijing. the authorities have been quick to control information about the attack, restrictin
coup deposed him in 2006. the opposition says it wants to get rid of what it calls the taxing regime. her supporters have promised not to allow that to happen. the problem now is that there is a potential for a violent showdown. >> aljazeera continues to demand the release of its staff held in egypt. they have enough spent 62 days in prison, accused of having links with a terrorist organization and spreading false news. aljazeera rejects the charges. another aljazeera journalist has been held since august. still to come, cuba's new billion dollar port, but could it take business away from its caribbean neighbors. >> behind lego's success. >> the man in the mask turns the heat on the new york knicks. joe will be here with a sports update. ♪ what is this place? where are we? this is where we bring together the fastest internet and the best in entertainment. we call it the x1 entertainment operating system. it looks like the future! we must have encountered a temporal vortex. further analytics are necessary. beam us up. ♪ that's my phone. hey. [ female announcer ] the x1 entertainme
to take control of the military, armed forces, navy, tax and military, all commanders take orders from me, those that disagree, pleas resign. >> that scarce the crimea tattar population, many expelled by stalin. >> it's the first time in modern history that crimea lived under such conditions. they have taken over military bases. the society is filled with fear, afraid of everyone is everything. >> 400 miles north, in cashing i've -- karkiv. in kiev former opposition leader now presidential candidate vitaly klitschko appealed for calm. >> translation: i urge everybody, no provocations, no calls for separatism, no violence or anarchy. legal and democratic societies are formed in ukraine. all have to show their patriotism and uni. >> signs of things to come. men in camouflage damaged ukrainian communications equipment. one mystery solved. the men in uniform that took over airports and other strategic locations are crimean riot police, intelligence forces, security personnel and some officers of russia's black sea fleet, according to the prime minister of crimea. there are some ethnic ukraini
of ministries, ranging from border control and navy to tax. if people in charge don't like it. they could resign. >> recognising my responsibility with the lives and safety of the people i call on the president to call for assistance, calling for peace and order in crimea. of course, plenty of people here like all of this. these people in sevastapol said they'd love it in russia handed out russian passports. >> translation: all of us are russians, we kept our documents. in our souls, we are russians. >> for the speed of all this, it left others terrified. the ukrainian church were holding a service. they see troop movements, a lack of control and they are frightened. >> we wake up in the morning and don't know what will happen. every day brings surprises. >> we found crimean tatars. defending their own channel with station. vladimir putin gave the orders, it's impossible a head of state doesn't influence another country. he warned that troops were on the boarder. damages were ready. >> the russian view is it's ridiculous to claim they were innovating a place where they have a military preps, and
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is that syria has agreed to a new plan to remove all of its chemical weapons by april. taxed with destroying the pace of removing chemicals is as last picking up. during an attacks on eastern damascus. more than 1,000 people russia helps bring about a deal prompting to destroy the chemical arms and the time line was drawn up from when syria would ship out for it to be more than 1,000 tons. it was supposed to have given up it's entire arsenal, but the deadline was missed. the head of the u.n. commission overseeing the says progress which is pretty fast is now being made. >> as you know, the authorities have submitted the revised plan with a timetable of around 60 days, in order to accelerate, and to intensify their efforts to ensure timely remove for on ward destruction. and we are working very activity, and we anticipate a lot of action in the month of march, and so for today i was able to report to the executive council, as tomorrow to the secure council that as of today, nearly one third of syria's chemical weapons has been removed or destroyed inside the country, so it is a benchmark. >>
been trying to shut down the excise tax department in bangkok. they forced some of the employees to leave, but the office continued to function. the government says a state of emergency in bangkok could be extended until protests end completely. >>> malaysia's highest court has delayed ruling on whether to hear the catholic church's bid to call god ala. last october a lower court ruled in favor of the government saying that non-muslims are not allowed to use the word ala. >>> china has lifted spending to $132 billion. that promise as well as others to tackle corruption and keep the economy growing have been announced as parliament opened its session. >> reporter: opening this parliamentary session, china's leaders seem determined to develop a kind of military machine that would fit the world's second biggest economy. it was announced military spending would increase by 12% despite the current national drive to save money. >> translator: last year we made solid progress in strength owning national defense. this has increased our military capacity. >> reporter: the extra budget wil
parliament and they are already the only autonomous republic in ukraine. a lot of it is about money, taxes, revenues, they want that to stay here and that is what they are talking about now. we are not hearing words about succession for now. but certainly most of the people here are looking towards the east, are looking toward russia where they say they feel much more kin ship and think what happened in kiev they were not consulted really kind of marginalizes them and especially unhappy that kiev made a ukraine the ukraine the official language because people here speak russia. >> reporter: and jennifer class is there this morning and i want to go to phil who is joining us from moscow and phil after going into hiding former president victor yanukovich has suddenly emerged in russia and set to speak here if a couple hours, what has he been up to, do we know anything about his plans? >> well, thomas we know he expects to hold a press contrends and this will be his first appearance publically since he was ousted from kiev. we are being told it will happen in the town on don and not confirmed
. it is always the surprise. >> a surprise that brazilians live for with taxes and anticipations. this year is no exception. >>> meanwhile it's the last weekend before mardi gras in new orleans. they are marching down the street from now until tuesday. the party ends on tuesday, the night before the lent season begins for the christian calendar. >>> going for the golden statue. they may not be famous, but we show you you the rich crop of documenties vying for an honour at the show. >> people in the u.k. and ireland got a dazzling light show thursday night. the northern lights were the best from years. they are created when solar winds were created. the time lapse photos were taken in northern england and along the coast. >> soon the documentaries at the oscars. but first the snow and meteorologist eboni deon. >> most of the ages along the u.s. that will change. many areas across the east-west and north-east seeing conditions deteriorating. an area of low pressure spinning off the coast of california, moving east ward. we are pulling in a lot of moisture. there's a severe warning in addition
control of all forces. military, navy, tax, boarder control. all commanders should take orders from me only. those that disagree, please resign. >> many of the tatar ancestors were deported by stalin in 1954. >> it's the first time in modern history that they have lived under these conditions. crimean society is filled with fear. people are afraid of everyone and everything. >> 400 miles north in the second city. pro-russian demonstrators drag supporters from city hall and raise the russian flag there. much of the population oppose the take over of the government. in kiev former opposition leader, presidential candidate appealed for calm. >> i urge everybody, no provocation, calls for separatism, no anarchy. they are not formed in ukraine. all who love the country have to show their patriotism. at a military airport. a worrying sign of things to come. >> one mystery solved. the men in uniform took over airports. the crimean riot police, intelligence forces and some officers of russia's back sea fleet according to the deputy prime minister. >> jennifer glasse joins us on the phone. she'
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